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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I forgot and remembered~


I finally put the kayak in the lake for the first time last night.
I had forgotten just how therapeutic it is.


Being out there made me forget a lot of things.
Like schedules and things to do and issues.



After awhile I even forgot where I was.
I sat still and took pictures with my (phone)camera.

I think the best part of the evening kayak...
was that I remembered how to breathe again.

That's always a good thing to remember.
~~

44 comments:

Judy said...

Remembering to breathe is a good thing :)
I've only kayaked once and loved it.

Trisha said...

When I saw that first pic I helped me breathe as well :) Kayaking is one of my favorite parts of our MN vacation. So soothing to be on top of the water.....

Debbie said...

it's important to take time for yourself.....sounds like fun!!!

i have always wanted to kayak, maybe that will be my next adventure!!!!

Farm Girl said...

Yes, breathing is always important.
I love your pictures. They are so good and clear.

Robin Malherbe said...

Oh yes, remembering how to breathe really is a bonus! I prayed for a long time for the opportunity to go kayaking around Zanzibar... And then one day, out of the blue, it came true. Therapeutic doesn't begin to describe it.

texwisgirl said...

oh, the water looks cool...

Deb said...

what an awesome place to unwind...

rosaria said...

Oh Yes!

Leah J. Utas said...

Wonderful. Oh, and breathing is good.

Zuly said...

Relax! :-)
Zuly Castillo

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks for the reminder!
The photos are really nice...

mountain mama said...

oh...i could totally use that right now in the midst of being back in the city...it's almost too much.

Clint said...

Those shots make me wish I was out on the water---looks so relaxing.

Julie said...

I really want to be in that kayak on that lake...soaking it all in.
Lovely.

Allison said...

You FORGOT to put your kayak in the lake? For an evening stroll? Ahhhh! And you want to visit Switzerland? I scratch my head ... your place is so wonderful!

Randy said...

You sound like me. I have the intention to just relax and that to-do list just seems to creep up. I love the lilypad photos.

Horst in Edmonton said...

I don't go on the water much, but I can see that it could be very relaxing, great water Lilly photos.

Aimee said...

I am so jealous that you can go kayaking!! It sounds like it was awesome!

Heidi said...

Hi Dawn,
These pics are so beautiful. You are lucky having the lake there and I agree being out there can be so relaxing. Keep enjoying nature...

Snappy Di said...

What a great way to chill out.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I've never been kayaking! Looks beautiful. :)

Mike said...

Beautiful pics! Looks like something to do more often.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We all need to remember to breathe... and enjoy our surroundings. Great post. :)

Navigating Northward said...

Beautiful lily pads.

Saz said...

Ohwow, what stunning photo's! I haven't been kayaking for years! I would absolutely love to go again sometime. It would be amazing.

Leontien said...

remembering what it is that let's you breath is always good!

Glad kayaking is doing the trick!

Thanks and your pics turned out great!
Leontien

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for taking us along on your neat float Dawn. Glad I did not need sunscreen.

wayne15575 said...

I'm so glad you take the time to breathe now and again. We really appreciate it.
See you tomorrow sweet lady.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots. Thanks for the reminder to drink in beauty and just be.

Buttons said...

Oh Can I come? I love being on the water. Funny for photo Friday I was and am going to do water lol we think alike you and I.
What a peace easy feeling you get from these photos. Thanks Dawn. (I borrowed that line) B

EG Wow said...

Solitude can be so refreshing...especially out in a kayak!

Out on the prairie said...

I spend a lot of time in mine. I just got back from a week of daily rain, I thought my kayak might become a bathtub.

Changes in the wind said...

If no one has told you recently...you are amazing.

Samantha said...

Lovely shots..I so want a kayak!

Cat said...

beautiful Dawn
simple beautiful



ps needing this this morning after a horrific night in my beautiful city!

love and light

sage said...

The water can be healing! Enjoy it.

Rural Revival said...

What a tranquil outing. We all need those, so glad you enjoyed and that you took photos! : )

bon bon said...

these are wonderful! thanks for paddling so i could just sit here taking in the view. :o)

Jack said...

There is something about being out there on the water in a you-powered boat, isn't there?

darlin said...

Beautiful shots Dawn, and you take these with your phone camera? Wow, that makes them that much more impressive, I can't wait to see what you can do with a DSLR! You're a natural.

The time of year we've all been waiting for, no more getting stuck (unless it's in mud), no more plugging in our vehicles, no more putting on 5 layers of clothes, yup the time we've been waiting for has arrived and it looks like you're taking full advantage of it. Good for you Dawn!

Val said...

I want to kayak with you on this gorgeous lake!! =)

Germán said...

Wow! Wonderfuul place for kayaking! I'm also a fan of this activity and at least twice a week in summer (January for us...) I cross the Parana river to the Islands in front of my city (Rosario) to enjoy the peace of the nature... you are right, it's very therapeutic!
Have a nice weekend...
German

Janie said...

Nature brings a sense of peace, no doubt about it.
Love the pics of the sun on the water and the lily pads.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Just beautiful. So relaxing and energizing at the same time. I love those lily pads. I paddle through lily pads when I go out in the poke boat at my parents house.